Inventions/Einstein Fugentechnik

Safe hospital driveway

The Bergmannsheil hospital in Gelsenkirchen-Buer was extensively modernized. An amount of 11 million euros was spent to modernize the emergency department. Things are easier for the rescue workers: Now, they can directly head for the outpatient department through a driveway.

The roadway surface for the curved and sloping underpass covering 800 m² was the biggest challenge. “At times an ambulance reaches there every minute,” states Reinhold Gierga of the architectural office Ulrich Fittkau based in Bottrop. An ambulance vehicle has at least a weight of 4.5 tons. Using asphalt was out of the...

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